The European Parliament has failed to offload the half-dozen body scanners it bought in 2005, shortly before MEPs decided the technology was intrusive - even for normal people. The scanners were bought in the wake of the September 11 attacks, but only turned up in 2005, by which time things had calmed down a bit. They were …
Power mad? Despot? More money than sense?
All three of those things perfectly describe the UK "government".
And yes, I know the country is broke - I still stand by the more money than sense part!
appearing in old blighty pretty quickly.
I'm sure any airport in the UK could find a use for them.
Apparently these aren't nearly as intrusive as the ones in use at UK airports.
the small regional ones.
What about porn?
I know the quality is poor but it strikes me that actually using them to make porn, and in particular 3d scans of real people that you can rotate to view from your angle of choice, would at least get the message across about why people dislike them.
I'll take them
£2.50 on a best offer - and I''ll give them good feedback.
I wonder what the scrap value for them is?
Brown will have 'em
I'd suggest contacting Brown, not only would the little despot be interested, if his economic competence is anything to go by I expect he would happily pay 3 or 4 times the original purchase price.
Here's version #3,395 on the variation of "One interested buyer, please invoice UK Govt."
Potential domestic markets for Perv Scanners...
Flog 'em on eBay, I say. Make some cash. I'm sure there's a whole demographic of society would like the chance to own their own scanner like that! For all sorts of academic research and educational purposes of course.
Paris... not that you need a perv scanner to see what she's hiding. 'Cause she doesn't exactly hide anything.
This seasons must have accessory for the evil villains lair
Just a thought
Funny this should come up...
They just today brought one online at O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois, USA...
For a minute
I thought I read "bought one online" and I had visions of the O'Hare security personnel hurriedly logging on to ebay to see if they'd won the auction.
now that you mention is, it does look like that
Please stop calling them Perv Scanners, they do not scan pervs. Not exclusively at least.
Maybe grumble scanner. Or Nudie Night Vision Approximator.
More details required.
How many have they got?
How much would they charge to fit them to the Palace of Westminster with a live feed to YouTube*?
And when can they deliver?
*Required to prove my belief that the PoW currently houses the biggest a*** h***s on the face of the planet.
"with a live feed to YouTube"
Ah, the Alimentary Channel!
If they get rid of them at airports
it will be harder to get the proof that Lady Gaga is a bloke.